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Australian government issues national blockchain roadmap to help drive adoption

Australian government issues national blockchain roadmap to help drive adoption

The government of Australia has today released a national blockchain roadmap to help drive the adoption of the technology in the country.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

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Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

Southern Indian State to Launch Dedicated Blockchain Incubator

The southern Indian state of Telangana is to launch a dedicated blockchain incubator.

5 FEBRUARY 2020

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15 Top Human Resources Managers Launch DLT-Based Credentials Platform

15 Top Human Resources Managers Launch DLT-Based Credentials Platform

Cornerstone, the National Student Clearinghouse, a trusted source for degree verification and enrollment verification, Velocity Career Labs, Upwork, SAP, and 11 other highly-reputed human resources management platforms have come together to launch a blockchain-powered non-profit dubbed Velocity Network Foundation. The primary objective of the non-profit is to create an open-source blockchain-based credentialing platform called the “Internet of Careers,” reports Ledger Insights on January 28, 2020.

31 JANUARY 2020

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Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Launches crypto voting scheme for fans

Paris Saint-Germain F.C. Launches crypto voting scheme for fans

Paris St. Germain Football Club has just launched a crypto-token that allows fans to vote on a number of different aspects of the football club. The tokens will be available in a Pokemon Go style app, called Socios, and give fans a direct voice in club decisions.

29 JANUARY 2020

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Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone – No Personal or Corporate Income Tax

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone – No Personal or Corporate Income Tax

A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone where there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer a variety of services such as incubation for startups, coworking facilities, blockchain training, education, events, mentoring and funding.

28 JANUARY 2020

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U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

U.S. regulatory uncertainty is the biggest issue for crypto firms, research interviews show

Interviews of crypto firms conducted by The Block shows – perhaps unsurprisingly – that regulatory uncertainty in the U.S. remains the top barrier for companies working in the crypto and digital asset space.

27 JANUARY 2020

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5 Industries That Get the Most out of Adopting Blockchain Right Now

5 Industries That Get the Most out of Adopting Blockchain Right Now

When Bitcoin arrived in 2009, people were fascinated by the concept of cryptocurrencies and the brave new world they seemed to herald. However, it soon became apparent that digital coins were not a universal favorite: their success has been mixed, and mainstream adoption remains elusive.

27 JANUARY 2020

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Top Blockchain Layer 2 Solutions For dApps In 2020

Top Blockchain Layer 2 Solutions For dApps In 2020

The scalability problem within blockchain has seen the rise of layer 2 solutions that seek to solve a variety of scalability issues that exist within layer 1 blockchain platforms today. Take the payments area as an example, today it’s clear that if decentralized blockchain platforms are to compete against their centralized peers like Visa and PayPal, they need to work on increasing the number of transactions per second (TPS) they can handle.

26 JANUARY 2020

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ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

Within the partnership, ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain, Covantis said in a Jan. 23 press release.

25 JANUARY 2020

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Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis.

25 JANUARY 2020

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UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain

A county cricket club in the U.K. will use blockchain-based ticketing for all domestic and international fixtures played at its home ground in 2020.

25 JANUARY 2020

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The 5 Biggest Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Trends Everyone Should Be Watching In 2020

The 5 Biggest Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Trends Everyone Should Be Watching In 2020

While it’s true that the media hype over blockchain, bitcoins, and distributed ledgers has died down, organizations continued to invest in research, development, and deployment of these technologies throughout 2019. This year will almost certainly be no different - Gartner analysts have once again highlighted blockchain as one of their top 10 technology trends for the coming year.

25 JANUARY 2020

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Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

Blockchain Association Supports Telegram in Legal Battle With SEC

The Blockchain Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in response to litigation against Telegram initiated by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

23 JANUARY 2020

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Singapore Gov’t, Mastercard and Mitsubishi Form Alliance to Digitize Trade

Singapore Gov’t, Mastercard and Mitsubishi Form Alliance to Digitize Trade

The Singapore government, along with an array of the world’s major financial and manufacturing companies, has formed an alliance to promote the adoption of digital technologies in trade and commerce.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Monerium to issue e-money on Algorand's proof-of-stake blockchain protocol

Monerium to issue e-money on Algorand's proof-of-stake blockchain protocol

Blockchain startup Algorand is linking up with e-money services company Monerium, the two companies announced Monday.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Chinese Experts Suggest Using Blockchain Tech in ‘Social Credit’ System

Chinese Experts Suggest Using Blockchain Tech in ‘Social Credit’ System

Chinese technology experts held a seminar titled "Blockchain technology helps China's new social credit system" on Jan. 14. English-language news outlet China.org.cn reported on Jan. 22 that over 20 experts from universities, research institutes and businesses attended the event.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Blockchain Used by Budweiser Owner InBev to Help African Farmers

Blockchain Used by Budweiser Owner InBev to Help African Farmers

AB InBev, the company behind the Budweiser brand, is helping local African farmers to prove their income using blockchain, Yahoo Finance reports on Jan. 21. A blockchain-based system developed in partnership with BanQu tracks all the local suppliers of AB InBev, replacing the paper trail.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Top books on bitcoin & blockchain you should read in 2020

Top books on bitcoin & blockchain you should read in 2020

Blockchain, over the years, has gained a lot of popularity, and rightfully so, because it can be decentralised and the data is cryptographically stored where no one can touch whats inside it. Blockchain is a revolution in digital ownership and digital privacy, which will eventually become a part of our daily lives. Many companies like Facebook and WhatsApp are already implementing blockchain to safeguard the way their users exchange money.

22 JANUARY 2020

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Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain

Canada Forges $130,000 Development Deal for Steel-Tracking Blockchain

The Canadian government has awarded enterprise blockchain startup Mavennet a procurement contract for the development of an on-chain steel-tracking platform.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools

Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools

The Indian Telecoms and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has tasked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with developing a blockchain-based solution for improving the quality of government schools.

20 JANUARY 2020

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